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Gilberto Gil — Expresso 2222 album art

Contributed by Herb Lubalin Study Center on Dec 24th, 2019. Artwork published in .
    Gilberto Gil — Expresso 2222 album art 1
    Source: http://www.brazilcult.com License: All Rights Reserved.

    Cover of a complex gatefold album with flaps that turn the square cover into circles, and when fully opened the gatefold makes the infinity sign. The design relies on the artwork made by the artist Edinízio Ribeiro Primo, and is designed by Aldo Luiz, a central designer of Brazilian music in the 1970s.

    The website Brazil Cult describes the album:

    Gil’s first album back in Brazil after spending two years in London exile, is plenty of rhythm pulsating driving, funky bass, hammering piano, and percussive guitar work. The album Expresso 2222 presents a mature Gil in music and life’s experience.

    According to Wikipedia:

    The album name is a homage to a train that Gil used to take to head out of his native town in the direction of Salvador, Bahia. The album marks the return of Gil to Brazil after a three-year exile in London.

    The cover with the flaps hidden. The type makes for a slightly abstract design that frames the picture.
    Source: http://www.brazilcult.com License: All Rights Reserved.

    The cover with the flaps hidden. The type makes for a slightly abstract design that frames the picture.

    Gilberto Gil — Expresso 2222 album art 3
    Source: http://www.brazilcult.com License: All Rights Reserved.
    Gilberto Gil — Expresso 2222 album art 4
    Source: http://www.brazilcult.com License: All Rights Reserved.
    Gilberto Gil — Expresso 2222 album art 5
    Source: http://www.brazilcult.com License: All Rights Reserved.

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